IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Sular ~adh i mbroinn a mháthar é, before he was conceived in his mother’s womb.
Sular ~eadh Ó Néill de, before he was inaugurated as the O’Neill.
Sular tháinig ~ dá aois, before he was advanced in years.
Tháinig siad orm sular mhothaigh mé, they caught me unawares.
~ sé tamall sular labhair sé, he pondered a while before he spoke.
Rinne mé ~ orm féin sular ghearr mé an léim, I steadied myself before I took the jump.
~r cheannaigh mé an leabhar, before I bought the book.
~r casadh orm é, before I met him.
~r íoc mé as, before I paid for it.
Sular thosaigh an cluiche, before the game started.
Sular thuirling an t-eitleán, before the aeroplane landed.